Scott Ressmeyer and Miracle Riders set for cross-country motorcycle trip

Scott Ressmeyer, co-owner of Country's Barbecue in Columbus, introduced Wednesday the 13 Miracle Riders who will accompany him on the 2012 Scott's Ride for Miracles to benefit the Children's Miracle Network at the The Medical Center.

The Riders leave on their motorcycles Friday, May 14, and will travel 9,000 miles through 48 states in 21 days before returning May 25. They plan to visit CMN hospitals during their travels, and will blog and post photos here.

Ressmeyer first made the cross-country trek on a solo journey in 2009 to celebrate his 50th birthday and raised $50,000 for the neonatal intensive care unit at the Medical Center. Now, Ressmeyer, said, "Our goal is to continue this ride until we raise $1 million."

The 14 Miracle Riders are: Ressmeyer; Mark Alexander and Vernon Griggs of Columbus; Mike Frank of Phenix City; Mike Langford of Cataula; Walt Rosso of Cusseta; Ralph Kingrey and Dave Hinson of Fortson; Mike Jolley and Cody Jolley of Hamilton; Gary McDowell of Manchester; James Cole and Brad Hansen of Midland; and Ronnie Wilson of Salem, Ala.

Read more in Thursday's Ledger-Enquirer.